recreational mountain biking and touring on country paths and trails.
Comfort and performance (lighter aluminium frame)
Superb for someone looking ringer some fitness and absolutely apt if you want to commute to work daily
I bought this bike from Decathlon Noida around a week back and started facing issues from the first day itself. I noticed the gear shifting was not at all smooth and were too noisy. To add to my woes the rear brake got jammed and started rubbing against the rear tyre. As i was in the middle of my ride i had to pull the brakes away from tire and have to accommodate with only front brakes. The saddle is way too small and uncomfortable even with additional gel saddle decathlon has to offer. This is my first negative experience decathlon with other experiences being awesome. I hope team looks into this issue.
The Aluminum frame, good looks
Gear shifting not smooth
Thank you for taking the time to give us your review. Apologies for the bad experience you have had. It sounds like the new bike you have bought was not tuned properly. On a well-tuned condition and the correct amount of lubrication the gear shifting is smooth. About the brakes, it is possible that one side of the brake callipers have been over tightened which restricts the free retraction of the callipers after applying the brakes.
The solution for both the problems would be to get the bicycle to our workshop. Since it is a brand new bike there will be no charges involved. Please let me know from which store you have purchased the bike. I will also send your feedback regarding derailleur to our product leader in production. Sorry again for the bad experience.
Deepak Babu E-sport manager DECATHLON
Please dont buy this if u need a comfortable ride. The gears suck. Either they dont shift properly or they make a noise often while riding. Though the shifting can be adjusted i am helpless about the noise. Also the stock seat is way too small. Even a kids cycle would have a bigger saddle than this.
Overall the bike sucks!!!
Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We apologise for the discomfort you felt on the bike Rockrider 340. The noise coming from the transmission can be eliminated. The drive train needs to be tuned at our workshop, cleaned and lubricated. The saddle on the bike is a sport saddle. You will get a wide saddle only on touring bikes. If the saddle is not comfortable you can buy a gel saddle which is extremely comfortable for long rides or install a gel seat cover. However, I have forwarded your review I remain available for any more questions. Feel free to write back.
Deepak Babu E-sport manager DECATHLON
Seat isnt comfortable, after using first day i coudnt sit properly for next 2 days :(
seat could be little bit comfortable
in my demo ride, I was not happy for the gear shifting. it was not that smooth. my expectation was little high. Decathlon Should Reduce The Price if possible. I will say.... 10 to 12,000 max looks fine for it.
Quality of Frame
Gear Shifting is Not Smooth
Bought this bicycle 2 week ago. I riding 20 Km daily and had been for a long ride of 45 km on weekend.
As mentioned , the bike is definitely a leisure MTB so does its job well on cross country.
Recommended for general commuting and joy rides.
If you are looking for a perfect MTB or a perfect road bike, this is not a good choice.
Let me end up with a complaint, the Gears.. no smooth transmission, they often slip and make sound at time.
P.S: Im looking for a 10mm stem for my bike to reduce the top tube distance. Expert advice on this please.
Stylish frame, braking, matte finish frame
However I do not bought this bike but I would like to make contribution on the basis of test ride. Today morning I went to decathlon Zirakpur store and myself tried several bikes because I wanna to purchase one. Now, first long size rock rider 340, whose all gears slipped at ones on pedaling and other medium its gears were making such sound like hammering while changing. I was aware about reviews on site that gears have problem in this edition but it feel horrible. cycle was also not so much comfortable and even I went into argument with salesperson who was telling me that it is a definite masterpiece for mountain biking, that it is not though I failed to tell him that he needs experience how can a bike with such poor gear functioning could be a mountain bike. I ended up with purchasing hybrid 500(mentioned on b twin site) bike which I do not know why decathlon marketed as original 5. I really do not like staff behavior of zirakpur which was very petty this time and I really do not find it satisfactory who were shouting whether I took the permission before taking trial. I wonder whether those were the ways of decathlon but after all it is Indian decathlon. So about mine cycle it is just first day and gears were smooth and soon after experience I would paste a detail review. One thing I do not like and that is online retail unavailability. If we can do online shopping and could get free delivery not only we can save time but also escape mood spoiler and it would be too easy to shop and giving order. rest it is one's choice what they want so I am not gonna to give no but first take experience and then decide because decathlon is not such costly in bikes as they are in costing after sale maintenance.
could be called for off road bike
Check your height and buy the right one for you. I went to buy a medium one. But the staff recommended the large one and I happy with their suggestion
Light weight, sturdy
Gears can be better but you can customize it
I understand that this is what you'll get for a base price of 15,000 INR. But the Gear requires frequent tuning and suffers from 'slips' occasionally. Other than that i think the bike is great.
Build quality, Decent paint job, Frame style
Stock saddle is very uncomfortable, Gear system
Bike is very nice and i had a awesome experience ...
Negatives : Red reflector in the seat post was not available for this model it seems, which is not safe while riding on road.
Nice bike to startup
Red reflector not available